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Do Mosquito Traps Really Reduce Mosquitoes?

Mosquito traps can be an effective means of controlling mosquito populations. New mosquito trap technology can help control adult mosquito populations while also targeting egg-laying female mosquitoes. 

There are many mosquito traps to choose from, so how do you know if they’re the right choice for you?

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How Do Mosquito Traps Work?

There are a few types of mosquito traps that have their own strengths. Here are some of the basics to know:

  1. Most traps lure female mosquitoes, which are the ones that will bite and lay eggs. 
  2. Traps mimic the scents and signals mosquitoes use to locate blood to feed on. 
  3. The most common signals used are carbon dioxide (which mimics human breath), heat, fragrances, and light. 
  4. The trapping methods also differ: some mosquito traps utilize a fan that sucks the mosquitoes in, others use an electrocution mechanism, or a sticky surface to capture the insects.

What Are Carbon Dioxide Mosquito Traps?

One of the main things that helps mosquitoes locate a blood meal is human breath – specifically, the carbon dioxide.

A carbon dioxide mosquito trap mimics the smell of human or animal breath by emitting carbon dioxide gas. Once the mosquitoes enter the trap, they cannot escape. The goal of C02 traps is to lure in and eliminate female mosquitoes to stop the population from reproducing.

Are Mosquito Traps Effective in Central TN?

When it comes to picking an efficient mosquito trap, it’s best to get the opinion of your local mosquito exterminator. A local expert will have the experience to be able to tell you what will really work for your property. 

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